Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Z is for Zingers And Other Snack Cakes

Love me a snack cake.  Love me any kind of cake, but I have always gravitated to the Drake line of snack cakes.  Devil Dog, Coffee Cakes or a Ring Ding or two or three. I would never ever eat a fruit pie, sounds too healthy to me.

 Zingers or  Twinkies have never been my favorites until Hostess went defunct and then of course I was wanting what I can't have.  I went on a  Hostess snack cake hunt and what I found was shocking.  Of course you can get anything for a price and boy were these pricey.  So the same box of Zingers and Twinkies that I could have gotten six months ago for $2.99 were now available almost 10x that price. YIKES!!!!!

Zingers - 12 pack - $23.33

Twinkies - 10 pack - $29.88

Hostess Cupcakes - $27.77

Now the word on the street is the Hostess brand has been bought by another company. The new company will produce Hostess product under the name The New Hostess brand and will start to produce Twinkies and Ho Ho by the end of May. So I guess I will have to wait for my fill of Zingers and Twinkies until then.

Well this was the last of the letters for the A to Z challenge.  I am happy and at the same time sad  that its over.  So until next year.

Zee End
Mary Ann 



  1. Oh, I used to love the raspberry Zingers! I haven't had one in years and years.

    Happy Z Day!

    Jenny at Choice City Native

  2. I am drooling on the keyboard here!

  3. Just wanted to let you know I listed my 26 favorite blogs from the Challenge, including yours. Stop by www.widowsphere.blogspot.com and see.

  4. I've never heard of Zingers but I thought my brother told me last time I went up to NY that Drakes was going out of business. Imagine no more Devil Dogs or Coffee Cakes? What a sin!

    Enjoyed your blog very much throughout the challenge! Well done! And congrats for finishing!

  5. Congrats on finishing the challenge!

  6. I also never heard of Zingers, but I'll be looking for them at the end of May to try them!

    Great job Mary. I had a blast reading everything.